MediEvil, the hack and slash adventure series that has been gracing our PlayStations since 1998, is confirmed to be rising from the grave onto our PS4's in 2019.
Yesterday, appropriately on Halloween, Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment, posted a Playstation blog post: sharing the announcement trailer along with what's new for franchise fans and getting newcomers up to speed:
"MediEvil follows the story of Sir Dan, an unlikely champion who met an unfortunate end on the field of battle. He receives a chance at redemption when his nemesis, the evil sorcerer Lord Zarok, accidentally resurrects him 100 years after that fateful day. Lord Zarok seeks to conquer the Kingdom of Gallowmere, and only the skeletal Sir Dan stands between Zarok’s army of the undead and the kingdom he swore to protect".
Layden also adds:
"Whether you picked up the original or never heard of the original, we know you’ll love the sword swinging, perilous puzzles and enchanting environments.
Brought back to life by our International Software Development team in partnership with Other Ocean Interactive, this a full remake of the original PS1 classic – with all of the scarecrows, zombies, werewolves, and mace-wielding knights lurking in the kingdom with more detail and personality than ever before".
Comparing the original, blocky graphics to those remade from the grave up, bringing life back into this PlayStation classic is defintely welcome. With the original's 1998 release date being the 9th of October, it's easy to speculate that the remake could come out on the same date, just in time for next Halloween.
Bring on 2019!